Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bring Out the Barf Bags and Other Promotional Stunts


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A Los Angeles theater is helping patrons who might be especially grossed out by the horror movie “Raw.” It’s the latest in a long line of movie come-ons.

Review: ‘A Woman, a Part’ and a Quest to Reconnect


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In Elisabeth Subrin’s feature, a nuanced take on friendship and professional frustration, an actress finds that early relationships can fade.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

From Brooklyn to South Africa, 8 Filmmakers to Watch


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New Directors/New Films enters its second week with selections from artists in the early stages of their careers.

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks Join the Tribeca Film Festival Lineup


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The men, who are longtime friends, will speak at the Beacon Theater as part of the Tribeca Talks series.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Clobbers Record With $170 Million Opening


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Belle of the weekend box office: Disney’s much-anticipated musical remake capitalized on nostalgia, strong reviews and the appeal of Emma Watson.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Review: Intimate Struggles Come to Life in ‘After the Storm’


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The Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest family drama, focusing on a writer who’s fallen on hard times, works in a quiet cinematic register.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Left-Leaning Documentary World Seeks Right-Wing Perspective


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Are nonfiction films a liberal bastion? As financiers and festivals hunt for movies to bridge the divide with Trump voters, they find their own biases.

Review: ‘Tickling Giants’ Made It in Egypt, but They Weren’t Laughing


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Bassem Youssef and the Egyptian satirical program he hosted after the Arab Spring is the focus of this documentary.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

In Office Horror Movies, the Companies Operate in the Red


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“Mayhem” and “The Belko Experiment” are the latest entries in this subgenre, in which the corporate ladder is often slick with blood.

Review: ‘The Belko Experiment’: Kill or Be Killed


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This film, set in Colombia, wallows in the cheap and hackneyed irony of choreographed slaughter.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Going Back to ‘Groundhog Day.’ Again.


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Bone-chilling cold, peppermint schnapps and Bill Murray vs. a large rodent: how “Groundhog Day” became a beloved classic.

Meat as Murder: A Guide to Horror’s Favorite Dish


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A new horror movie about a vegetarian turned cannibal is the occasion for a look back at horror movies about meat and evil.

‘Matrix’ Reboot Said to Be in the Works, With Keanu Reeves as a Maybe


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Questions remain over the possible film sequel, The Hollywood Reporter said, including whether the franchise’s creators, the Wachowski siblings, would participate.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The 9 New Directors You Need to Watch


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The New Directors/New Film Series opens on Wednesday with the joyful “Patti Cake$,” one of several features by talented but little-known artists.

Unfinished Orson Welles Film Gets a Netflix Commitment


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After decades of false starts, “The Other Side of the Wind,” Welles’s final opus, is closer to being completed and shown worldwide.

‘Get Out’ Star Responds to Samuel L. Jackson’s Race Comments


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In interviews, Daniel Kaluuya seems to rebut Mr. Jackson’s comments about the black experience in Britain being less fraught than that in the United States.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Review: Seduced by Youth in ‘Suntan,’ and Refusing to Let Go


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Winter gives way to summer, and a Greek island offers a middle-aged doctor an opportunity for hedonistic adventure.

Review: In ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania,’ Boy Meets Girl (and Learns to Respect Her)


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This Bollywood rom-com, directed by Shashank Khaitan, describes the growing pains of a gentleman whose fiancée teaches him to acknowledge her equality.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Roars as March Becomes a Tent-Pole Season


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With a respectable opening in North America, following the superhero hit “Logan,” “Kong” proved that spring is joining summer and the winter holidays.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Review: Give a Student Some Offal, and You’ll Regret It in ‘Raw’


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Julia Ducournau’s film unfolds during rush week in a nightmarish veterinary school.

Review: Love as the World Wars, in ‘The Ottoman Lieutenant’


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A nurse travels to the Ottoman Empire on the eve of World War I. Can romance blossom amid earthshaking events?

Netflix Casts a Wider Net for Original Documentaries


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An Oscar nod for Ava DuVernay’s “13th” signaled a shift for the streaming service, which is investing heavily in new films, fictional and otherwise.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Review: ‘The Sense of an Ending,’ and the Elusiveness of Truth


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Adapted from Julian Barnes’s 2011 novel, Ritesh Batra’s film portrays an emotionally detached man gingerly revisiting his past.